Eric J. 'Rick' Hartglass, 64

The founder of Mister Bagel, Eric J. Hartglass, has passed away.

Rick started Mister Bagel in 1977 on Forest Avenue; this location was the first and original bagel shop in the state of Maine. Today there are 12 successful franchises that he was very proud of.

For additional information read the Passages profile that appeared in the Wednesday Press Herald.

Mr. Hartglass learned how to make bagels from the renowned Ess-a-Bagel, Inc. in New York, his birthplace. He took what he learned back to the bakery in Maine, attracting people from throughout the area with his bagels.